The car speeds as Gatsby grabs the wheel, trying to swerve, but the car strikes Myrtle and kills her instantly. His neighbour there is the , a self-made millionaire from the who lives the high life from the profits of his minor criminal activities. His tolerance has a limit, and it is the challenge to this limit that forms the basis of the book at hand. They begin to have a party, and Nick remarks that this is only the second time he's ever been drunk. Nick wants something that he definitely can't have: all these crazy people to stop being crazy.
The two soon rediscover their love. Shortly after his arrival, Nick travels across the Sound to the more fashionable East Egg to visit his cousin Daisy Buchanan and her husband, Tom, a hulking, imposing man whom Nick had known in college. In Tom's mind, he had helped justice along. She got the role shortly after Luhrmann showed her audition footage to Sony Pictures Entertainment executives Amy Pascal and Doug Belgrad, who were impressed by the actress' command of the character. Gatsby proceeds to the water and stretches out his arms toward the water, trembling. The tea time is awkward, until Nick decides to leave them alone by saying he is going into the city.
He spends many nights staring at the green light at the end of her dock, across the bay from his mansion. The Great Gatsby is a story told by Nick Carraway, who was once Gatsby's neighbor, and he tells the story sometime after 1922, when the incidents that fill the book take place. Nick encounters Jordan, and both meet Gatsby. Conclusion Don't Follow the Light Daisy and Tom have fled, Nick and Jordan have broken up, and Gatsby is dead. Gatsby tells Tom that Daisy never loved Tom and has only ever loved him. He thinks about Gatsby, and compares him to the first settlers to America. As the story unfolds, Tom serves as a foil to Gatsby, marking a striking contrast from Gatsby's newly found wealth and dreamy nature.
When Tom takes a phone call, Jordan informs Nick that Tom's mistress is on the phone. Thus, Nick becomes drawn into the captivating world of the wealthy and -- as he bears witness to their illusions and deceits -- pens a tale of impossible love, dreams, and tragedy. The narrator, Nick Carraway, is an upper class American man who moves from the West to New York to try his luck as a bond trader. He has come from the Midwest, which for Fitzgerald is a land of perceived morality. On another level, the delineation between the Eggs can also be a metaphorical representation of the sensibilities of people from the Eastern and Western parts of the United States.
Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel The Great Gatsby is a tragic love story, a mystery, and a social commentary on American life. The light marks Daisy's house — Gatsby's gesture toward it, as the later chapters show, is a gesture of love. He rents a house in the West Egg district of Long Island, a wealthy but unfashionable area populated by the new rich, a group who have made their fortunes too recently to have established social connections and who are prone to garish displays of wealth. Nick takes us back to the previous spring in 1922, where Wall Street was booming, and bootleggers were in business due to the alcohol ban. Wilson announces his plans to take Myrtle out West, much to Tom's dismay.
He asks Nick and Jordan to accompany him to the Buchanan home, where he and Daisy plan to tell Tom that Daisy is leaving him. No wonder Gatsby has so much. Jordan tells Nick that Tom has been having an affair with , a woman who lives in the valley of ashes, an industrial wasteland outside of New York City. Their appetite for excess made them notorious in an age when excess was the norm. Only Meyer Wolfsheim shows a modicum of grief, and few people attend the funeral.
Despite this, he accompanies Daisy to Gatsby's next party; there, he is exceedingly rude and condescending toward Gatsby. As the foursome lounge around the Buchanans' estate, they discuss the day's most pressing matters: the merits of living in the East, what to do on the longest day of the year, reactionary politics, and other such shallow topics. George, who has leapt to the conclusion that the driver of the car that killed Myrtle must have been her lover, finds Gatsby in the pool at his mansion and shoots him dead. . Tom, Nick, and Jordan follow. Gatsby stops throwing parties for a while. And Nick sends us off with this enigmatic conclusion: the future is always out of reach.
At the party, Myrtle gets drunk and makes fun of Daisy. During the luncheon, Tom becomes suspicious of Gatsby and Daisy, but Daisy stops Gatsby from revealing anything to Tom and suggests they all go to the. Jay Gatsby, Nick's next door neighbor, is a wealthy newcomer who throws large parties weekly, during which his guests are happy to drink his illegal booze while snubbing him for being 1 nouveau riche and 2 possibly involved in some shady activities. Nearing dawn the next morning, Nick goes to Gatsby's house. Though The Great Gatsby runs to fewer than two hundred pages, there is no bigger read in American literature. Daisy Buchanan, Nick's cousin, and her husband, Tom, live across the bay in the fashionable community of East Egg. Speaking of his goals for the movie's musical backdrop, Baz Luhrmann expressed his desire to blend the music of the , associated with the 1922 setting of the story, with a modern spin.
From the novel's opening paragraph onward, this will continue create tension in Nick's narrative. Laurel Avenue, Los Angeles, California. He runs into Jordan there, and meets Gatsby for the first time. He rents a house at West Egg on across the water from his cousin, Daisy. He shows Daisy a variety of shirts he possesses, and while she is excited, she starts crying. At a vulgar, gaudy party in the apartment that Tom keeps for the affair, Myrtle begins to taunt Tom about Daisy, and Tom responds by breaking her nose. The story's first adventure, and the one that comprises a large portion of Chapter 1, is Nick's visit with his cousin, Daisy Buchanan, and her husband, Tom, at their mansion in East Egg.